Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2009
Culture evenings on peacecamp 2009
groups's preferences
Austrian Culture evening: Sunday July 5th
Jewish culture evening: Friday, July 10th
Hungarians: no preference, will take any evening: monday July 6th?
Arabs: no preference

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Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2009
Music instruments, cameras
Could you please let us know if you can bring any of these:
music instruments

Please indicate who can bring what

- Manes can bring video cametra and digital camera
- the Hungarian group bring a guitar and 8 cameras, some of which with video function
- Hungarians: a guitar, a flute, some drum-like things and also everyday objects
- the Arabs will bring a "darbuka" and maybe another music instrument

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Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2009
Timetable (subject to change)
Dear participants,
this is your updated time-schedule for peacecamp 2009.
To read it, click on "schedule2009_v2"

schedule2009_v2 (xls, 30 KB)

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Dienstag, 5. Mai 2009
Sleeping bag OR bed-sheet+ pillow+blanket, towels, white t-shirt (washed), family album, outline of contemporary history, spices, letter-noodles, music-instruments, clothes, snacks, gadgets for culture evening, etc.
Dear participants of peacecamp 2009
please bring the following things to peacecamp:

- SLEEPING BAG AND/OR bed-sheet+cushion+blanket


- inexpensive WHITE T- SHIRT on which you will print the peacecamp-LOGO (if new, please wash it before it gets the print)

- your FAMILY-ALBUM with photos, documents and texts about your family and origins

- your group's chapter of contemporary HISTORY
- your group's preparation for "Culture evening"

- SPICES or ingredients of your favorite food

- one simple EVERY-DAY-OBJECT to make NOISES with, which can be used for PERCUSSION

- any music instrument you play and can bring - guitar, flute, drum, snappers, etc.
- camera, video camera (if you have)

- your favorite MUSIC. Maybe some music of your own culture/country

- if it exists in your country: ALPHABET SOUP

- CLOTHES: please bring a minimum - we have very little storage in the hostel!!!!!!!! but don't forget to bring:

- houseshoes/slippers
- pyjamas
- underwear
- jeans
- shorts
- light short-sleave-t-shirts
- long sleave shirt
- 1 warm sweater
- 1 pair of good waterproof shoes/sneakers
- rain cover or waterproof jacket
- head-cover
- sun-protection
- mosquito-repellent
- toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.
- some pocket-money to spend, just in case ;-)
- ping-pong-racket and balls, if you have some

- your favorite SNACKS and nibbles, just in case....

- whatever your group needs to prepare a CULTURE EVENING

- good mood, patience and the courage to try out new solutions to old problems

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Donnerstag, 16. April 2009
Information on Israel
מדינת ישראל Medīnat Yisrā'el (hebr.)
دولة إسرائيل Dawlat Isrā'īl (arab.)
State of Israel



Anthem: Hatikvah
(The Hope)

Capital (and largest city): Jerusalem
Official languages: Hebrew, Arabic
Ethnic groups: 75.5% Jewish, 20.1% Arab, 4.4% minority groups
Demonym: Israeli
Government: Parliamentary democracy
- President: Shimon Peres
- Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
- Knesset Speaker: Reuven Rivlin
- Supreme Court President: Dorit Beinisch
Independence: from British Mandate of Palestine
- Declaration: May 14, 1948
- Total [1]: 20,770 / 22,072 km2 (151st)
- Water (%) ~2%
- 2008 estimate: 7,282,000[2] (96th)
- 1995 census: 5,548,523
- Density: 324/km2 (34th)
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate:
- Total $188.936 billion (52nd)
- Per capita $27,146 (32nd)
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate:
- Total $164.103 billion
- Per capita $23,578
HDI (2007): 0.932 (high) (23rd)
Currency: Israeli new sheqel (₪‎) (ILS)
Time zone: IST (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST) IDT (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD: .il
Calling code: 972

1 Excluding / Including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem; see below.
2 Includes all permanent residents in Israel proper, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. Also includes Israeli population in the West Bank. Excludes non-Israeli population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Source and further

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Dienstag, 10. März 2009
The Austrian group has developed a blog in which they exchange information concerning peacecamp.

Other groups are invited to follow the example and to also share with us their preparations towards peacecamp 2009

Kind regards,

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Freitag, 17. Oktober 2008
This is where peacecamp 2009 will take place
peacecamp 2009 will take place in Austria, at the youth hostel in Reibers in the Waldviertel. You can see a lot of information about the place in

This is what the house looks like:
It used to be a school and was turned into a youth hostel.

This is the street in front of the house....

and a look into the village.

Behind the house, there is a courtyard...

... with plenty of open space and a place for a bonfire. Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather!

In this kitchen we will be able to prepare some food. Feel free to bring some spices and ingredients for your favorite dishes. It can be fun to cook your national food and to share it with the others.

We will take our meals in the nearby restaurant, and use the rooms around the kitchen for our workshops

All boys and all girls will share large dormitories.....

.... and the adults small and simple bedrooms

It won't be luxurious, but just as nice and cosy as we'll make it.

All of us will have to bring sleeping bags and/or bedsheets
and maybe things to decorate the place and to make it a real "home" for us for the time we spend there.

There are washing places for the girls as well as for the boys. Don't forget to bring soap, shampoo, your toothbrush and your own towels and slippers.

We also have two larger rooms for our workshops and discussion groups

There is a nearby pond...

it's not really fitted for swimming

....but there are many beautiful spots for outdoor-games and activities.

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